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Locals of Granada Maxcanú seek the return of ancient Maya relic

Though the Hacienda Maxcanú is quite interesting in itself, its most intriguing feature well pre-dates the 19th century. 

The imposing Toltec capital of Tula and its mighty stone warriors

Better known as Tula, Tollan-Xicocotitlan was the capital city of the Toltec state in the post-classic period. 

Built by the Chichimeca and conquered by the Aztecs, Tenayuca has...

Tenayuca was a major regional power during the post-classic period and exhibits an architectural style heavily reminiscent of Teotihuacán.

Mayan ‘Frieze of Pleasures’ to be restored to its colorful grandeur

Art restorers at Mexico’s national museum of history and anthropology in Mexico City are working on one of Mesoamerica's most impressive stucco friezes.

INAH working to reopen the archaeological sites that are still closed

After over two years of closing due to the pandemic, a handful of archaeological sites in Yucatán remain off limits. The most notable of these...

Xochicalco, the grand yet often overlooked heir of Teotihuacán

Given its great size and location near the Colonial city of Cuernavaca, Xochicalco has long held a fascination for lovers and antiquity, and unlike many other great Mesoamerican cities was never truly "lost".

Excavations in Palenque uncover new archaeological treasure

Archaeologists working in the ancient Maya city of Palenque in Chiapas have uncovered several fascinating finds.

The beauty of Xcalumkín, a lonely Maya city in the hills

Xcalumkín attracts very few visitors, making it a perfect spot to explore and photograph ancient ruins at one's own pace and without worrying about people swerving into your shots. 

INAH introduces a ‘new’ Mayan archaeological site to the world

The archaeological site of Xiol will officially open to the public at the end of 2022, according to INAH.

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods...

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

Tour Yucatán: Join us for 5 exciting days full of natural...

We have decided that the time is right to launch our very first Yucatán Magazine tour.

The ruins of ancient Tohcok, hiding in plain sight

There are literally thousands of archaeological sites of varying sizes dotting the Yucatán Peninsula, several being very hard to get to, but as it happens Tohcok lay right on the side of the highway.

The under-visited ancient city of Chunhuhub and its ambiguous modern identity

Chunhuhub is near the town of Bolomchén, in the state of Campeche — or Yucatán, depending on who you ask. 

Construction in Mexico City’s subway uncovers new archaeological finds

Recent construction work on Mexico City’s subway system has given way to the discovery of several ancient artifacts.

Discovering, or stumbling upon, the ancient city of Xiol

Archaeological reconstruction at Xiol was mostly completed just before the outbreak of the pandemic, so people are just now starting to discover its wonders. 

The mysterious past and unique architecture of Cahal Pech

Sitting atop a natural hill high above the banks above the confluence of the Macal and Mopan rivers lay the ruins of one of Belize's most ancient and unique archaeological sites. 

New expedition to explore underwater ruins in Lake Altitlán

Mexican archaeologists are joining colleagues from around the world to research the remains of a lost Mayan city beneath the waters of Guatemala’s Lake Altitlán. 

A group of friends on their bicycles encounter ancient Maya ruins

Over the past couple of years, six friends have cycled through Yucatán and come upon several undocumented Mayan Ruins in the process.

The wondrous Isle of Women and its mysterious rainbow goddess

Much mystery still surrounds the fertility goddess we know as Ixchel.

Cave in Yucatán reveals fascinating new clues about life of ancient...

A group of Yucatecan speleologists have encountered a previously unknown cave system near Ticul.

Chunyaxché, the pride of the Petén Maya in the Caribbean

Nestled between the highway to Tulum, the Caribbean sea and Lake Muyil lay the ancient Mayan city of Chunyaxché — also known as Muyil.

The story of Yaxhá, the grand Maya capital on ‘green lake’

Located on a ridge overlooking a bountiful lake, Yaxhá grew rapidly to become one of the greatest ancient cities of the Petén during the early classical period. 

Thousands flock to witness Spring Equinox illusion in Chichén Itzá under...

Huge crowds gathered over the weekend to observe the spring equinox at the archeological site of Chichén Itzá.

El Templo Mayor, the great Aztec palace in the heart of...

Remains of the high temple of the of Tenochtitlan are located in what today is the heart of one of the world's largest urban areas — Mexico City.